Killarney Hotels Ltd, comprised of three of Killarney’s finest hotels – The Europe Hotel & Resort, Ard na Sidhe Country House and The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens – took home two top awards at the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards 2018.

ESPA at The Europe Hotel & Resort was named Best 5 Star Spa Experience. ESPA at The Europe, a stunning resort spa on the shores of Killarney’s Loch Lein, captures the beauty and serenity of this incredibly enchanting corner of Ireland. The multi-award winning spa is one of the most unique destination spa hotels the country has to offer. The spa has been designed to be in perfect balance with the nature of its environment, with each relaxation space created to take advantage of the landscape, a peaceful haven in which to awaken the senses and relax the mind.

Accepting the award on the night, Spa Manager Ciara Power said, “This is such an honour and it fills us with great pride to receive this on behalf of all the hardworking and dedicated team.”

Sister property Ard na Sidhe Country House also scooped an award for Best Country House & Guest House Experience.  The beautiful Ard na Sidhe Country House Hotel is a charming 4 Star lake hotel in County Kerry, built by Lady Gordon in 1913. This luxurious country manor house is beautifully situated on the shores of Caragh Lake, Killorglin on the scenic Ring of Kerry. An ambience of graceful elegance is combined with modern comforts while retaining an old-world enchantment with the collection of antique furnishings and paintings.

Speaking on the night, the hotel’s Manager Debbie Brosnan said, “We are thrilled to accept this award on behalf of the entire staff at Ard na Sidhe. We are so grateful for the continued support for this special hotel.”